April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and is a time when libraries can highlight resources for their communities that help prevent child abuse and raise awareness about prevention. The Idaho Commission for Libraries (ICfL) has several resources to help Idaho libraries strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect:

The past few years have been difficult for many Idaho families. Libraries have a unique role to play in strengthening families in their communities, especially during times of crisis. By providing access to resources and information, libraries can help families build protective factors that mitigate the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Strong families lead to better outcomes for children and reduced instances of child abuse and neglect. Thank you for all that you do to serve families in your community.